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Elementary Education

Elementary School is Where Your Child's Journey Begins!

Our educators create learning experiences that capture our children’s hearts and minds. We believe in teaching them the habits for learning that will ensure their success throughout school and beyond.

Our Curriculum is Rich and Robust

Forward thinking and creative, our schools provide curriculum-rich learning environments. Here are a few of the initiatives that can be found in our classrooms:

  • Regular physical movement is incorporated through Physical Education classes and daily recess.
  • STEM is incorporated in lessons and students have access to cutting-edge technology. 
  • Each student in grades K-2 has access to iPads and Tablets. 
  • Each student in grades 3-5 has access to our Chromebook One-to-One Initiative. 
  • Differentiated instruction is delivered through reading, writing and math workshops.
  • Student progress is continually monitored and instruction is adjusted to best meet student needs.
  • Teachers collaborate on a weekly basis in professional learning communities to ensure curriculum is aligned across and between grade levels.
  • Each school has a licensed nurse and counselor to provide support and guidance to our students. 
  • After-school enrichments programs are available in addition to summer camps. 
  • Digital Children's Reading Initiative: Resources for Literacy at Home (PreK - 5th Grade)


Caitlin Spruill
Elementary Education Director
(252) 480-8888 extension: 1954

Deanie Midgett
Administrative Assistant
(252) 480-8888 extension: 1904



Cape Hatteras Elementary School

PO Box 989, 47500 Middle Ridge Trail
Buxton, N.C. 27920
Phone: (252) 995-6196 
Fax: (252) 995-4719
Rachel Benton | Principal
Gabrielle Geddings | Assistant Principal


First Flight Elementary School 

107 Veterans Dr.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: (252) 441-1111
Fax: (252) 441-5832
Sara Fletcher | Principal
Crissie Weeks | Assistant Principal


Kitty Hawk Elementary School 

16 Dogwood Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2313  
Fax: (252) 261-3400
Dr. Lisa Colvin | Principal
Maggie Conti | Assistant Principal


Manteo Elementary School 

701 N. Hwy 64-264
Manteo, N.C. 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2742
Fax: (252) 473-2496
Curtis Price | Principal
Triva Day | Assistant Principal
Kristin Dyer | Assistant Principal

Nags Head Elementary School 

3100 S. Wrightsville Avenue
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 480-8880
Fax: (252) 480-8881
Kelly Flora | Principal
Denise Stone | Assistant Principal

Manteo Elementary School was recognized for placing in the top 10 percent of all North Carolina Schools that exceeded growth. Watch the video to learn more!

Dare County Schools and the Dare County Arts Council recently brought Grammy Award-winning performer, Terrance Simien to visit Dare County Schools. Watch the video to learn more!

Dare County Schools is pleased to offer parents an affordable summer care option, the Summer Enrichment Program. Watch the video to learn more! 

Spanish Immersion Program

Dare County Schools is excited to offer enrolling kindergarten students the opportunity to join our Spanish Immersion Program. Learn more about the program!

Spanish Immersion Information